#1 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series
By Stieg Larsson
(Random House, $7.99 to $15.95)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
This mystery trilogy has taken the world by storm, and Cayman is no different!
#2 Come to Win
By Venus Williams
(Amistad , $25.99)
The tennis superstar visited Books & Books in November to sign copies of Come to Win, a book of wisdom that shows how to turn a competitive spirit and athletic background into success off the playing field.
#3 Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert
This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir began delighting readers long before it became a blockbuster movie last summer.
#4 Luka and the Fire of Life
By Salman Rushdie
(Random House, $25.00)
The celebrated author visited Books & Books in November and captivated his audience with excerpts from Luka and the Fire of Life, a book of wonders for all ages.
#5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
By Jeff Kinney
(Amulet, $6.99 to $13.95)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Intermediate readers have fallen in love with this exciting and innovatively illustrated series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to.
#6 Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
By Eric Litwin and James Dean
The author and illustrator of this colourful and interactive picture entertained young readers at the third annual Children’s Book Festival in November.
#7 The Little Blue Book
By Fred Burton
(International Reptile Conservation Foundation, $18.00)
Follow local scientist Fred Burton on his race to save the most endangered iguanas on Earth, Grand Cayman’s own Blue Iguanas.
#8 Patronage, Personalities, and Parties
By Roy Bodden
(Ian Randle, $30.00)
The former politician visited Books & Books in July for a discussion of the second book in a planned trilogy about the social and political history of the Cayman Islands.
#9 A Reliable Wife
By Robert Goolrick
The woman who answers Ralph Truitt’s newspaper advertisement for “a reliable wife” is not the “simple, honest woman” he is expecting.
#10 What to Expect When You’re Expecting
By Heidi Murkoff
With over 14.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting continues to the most iconic, must-have pregnancy bible for parents-to-be.